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Placebo’s sixth studio album, Battle for the Sun, was released on June 8th 2009.
Recorded over three months at Metal Works Studios in Toronto with producer David Bottrill and mixed in London by My Bloody Valentine, Smashing Pumpkins and Nine Inch Nails supremo Alan Moulder, Battle for the Sun is a startling, alive, vital and boundary-vaulting Placebo record.
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  • Audio CD (July 16, 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Caroline
  • ASIN: B000000I3C
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (83 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #101,947 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Come Home
2. Teenage Angst
3. Bionic
4. 36 Degrees
5. Hang On To Your IQ
6. Nancy Boy
7. I Know
8. Bruise Pristine
9. Lady Of The Flowers
10. Swallow

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One of the best albums I have ever heard.
DrumBoy98@aol.com
Its hard to say that there any stand out tracks as the quality of the album is so good.
stephen Garry
The songs are raw yet melodic, lyrics are fun, and the music is just all around great.
Chris Howard

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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Di on August 20, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Placebo's self titled debut album is one not to miss. Although this album does not feature their current, very awesome drummer Steve, it's still a great album that started the amazing European based band. It's a great alternative/punk album with a heavy baseline thanks to Stefan and lyrics that cut through your soul like a razorblade. Brian Molko (singer/guitarist) is able to write clever beautiful lyrics that can hit home to anyone, but are a bit melodramatic. The band's lyrics are one of the many reasons this album rules. The other is Molko's androgynous beautiful voice. Although it sometimes sound like he is sucking in helium, it's still good.

Sex, drugs, nail polish..and a little lipstick...swallow that Placebo.

1. "Come Home" 8/10 Loud crazy rock song. Makes you want to jump around.

2. "Teenage Angst" 9/10 Very good song. The lyrics are very clever and their all in the title.

3. "Bionic" 7/10 Not my favorite, but none the less good. (It gets old after a couple of listens.) This song has a raw sexual energy.

4. "36 Degrees" 10/10 Great Song. Kind of poppy, but very good and catchy. "Shoulders toes and knees I'm 36 degrees"

5. "Hang On To You IQ" 8/10 Slower song, but good. This song is a bit whiney, but in a "hold on to me" kind of way

6. "Nancy Boy" 9/10 SEX! With lyrics like "Does his makeup in his room / Douse himself in cheap perfume / Eyeholes in a paper bag/ Greatest lay I ever had" how can you go wrong? A lot of people love this song, but I've read it's not Brain Molko's favorite.

7. "I Know" 10/10 His voice...ohh his voice. Candy to my ears.

8. "Bruise Pristine" 9/10 Rock roar.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By stephen Garry on February 11, 2001
Format: Audio CD
1996 was the year when one of the finest groups around released an album that was to change the music scene and that group was Placebo. Placebo's debut album is fantastic from tart to finish its full of top quality hits from the opening track Come Home to the last track Swallow. Its hard to say that there any stand out tracks as the quality of the album is so good. My favourite tracks are 36 Degrees, Bruise Pristine, and Come Home. Any person who has any of the other two albums (Without You Im Nothing and Black Market) should own this album as they are missing out on so much
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Craig Russell on June 29, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Their best record, period. Kind of reminds

me of the Pumpkins' Gish. No filler here.

Molko's strongest album lyrically as well.

One of the best of the nineties: I could

listen to this forever...

- cRAIG
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 22, 1999
Format: Audio CD
i can only say one thing: PERFECT. the whole CD. great rythm, great chords, great lyrics. the whole cd is a drug. you can't stop listening. the best songs are: Come Home, Teenage Angst, Bionic, 36 Degrees, Hang On To Your IQ, NANCY BOY, I Know, Bruise Pristine, Lady of Flowers, Swallow. buy it immediately - you won't regret it
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 28, 2000
Format: Audio CD
I first heard Placebo on "Later with Jools Holland" (BBC America - great show). I was channel surfing and was on my way to the kitchen when "You Don't Care ABout Us" came on and I (literally) stopped dead in my tracks. I stood openmouthed until the end hoping there would be some kind of encore. There wasn't. I was crushed.
Fortunately, Jools had them on again three weeks later in a rerun of the previous years shows. This time "Nancy Boy" was the live performance, as if there was previously any doubt, I was a definite fan.
The lyrics are not what you get from your typical alternative band and every listen yields new interpretations and insights. Top that with the catchy heavy guitar (Pixiesesque?) I love, and your onto a winner with both of Placebo's albums.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By nathan steward on January 11, 2004
Format: Audio CD
I often am cautious about an artists first cd, because they seem to not have polished their craft quite enough. that is not the case here. this is probably my second favorite placebo cd of them all. the songs are just as well put together and melodic as placebo ever was. the only real draw back here is that placebo has always opened and album with a really strong song, the opener here is one of the weaker songs of the album, but this should hardly keep anyone away. unlike some of their other releases, this one should appeal to pretty much all placebo fans. those who complained 'sleeping with ghost's was too slow or that 'black market music' was too mainstream should get this cd. those in both camps, or those who like every work by this band will love this cd. a must. a great album from a masterful band.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 24, 1999
Format: Audio CD
I was turned on to Placebos music pretty late since the so called "alternative" climate here in the states is too absorbed with post grunge testosterone rock/rap. I saw the video to Nancy Boy and was curious and then "Pure Morning" came out and I was hooked. I first bought the 2nd album and knew there was something special here. I then bought this CD and knew they were definately one of the most amazing bands of the decade. This CD has traces of vintage Joy Division and Bowie without sounding derivative and blends them with Brians distinctive vocals. this CD is usually on my player at some point in the day. It is more raw than the 2nd CD but both albums complement each other beautifully. I cant reccomend both CD's enough.
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